Hampshire UKIP councillor defects to Conservatives
A UKIP councillor and former parliamentary candidate has announced he is defecting to the Conservative Party.
Chris Wood was the UKIP group leader at Hampshire County Council but said the party had become "thoroughly embarrassing".
He said his decision followed the resignation of UKIP leader Diane James.
An altercation between UKIP MEPs Mike Hookham and Steven Woolfe landed Mr Woolfe in hospital last week.
Mr Wood, who is also a Fareham borough councillor, said: "It's become thoroughly embarrassing and just something that I can't defend anymore.
"For those of us in local... read more
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